Animated band Gorillaz' first sell-out show in New York City was ruined this weekend (02APR06) when technical problems forced ambitious visuals to be scrapped at the last minute. The Damon Albarn project, billed as a spectacle of music and digital cartoons, left fans at Harlem's Apollo Theater disappointed, with many ruing the up-to-$70 (GBP40) entrance fee. A conciliatory explained, "We've been trying to rectify the problems, but it really is a dream come true to play the Apollo." The group have another three performances scheduled at the venue this week (ends07APR06).